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La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo

If you have been there, heard about all the rants and ravings about this so called 'miraculous' product already, then this might give you the last push you need. If you're completely unaware that this exists, then it's surely worth a read.

I for once did not buy it as an impulse purchase, my skin was really breaking out abruptly due to numerous factors that I couldn't detect or control. It's not acne to be precise, but constant blemishes, white heads and pimples are none the less annoying.

Heard a few YouTube gurus genuinely raving about it and not sounding at all like they had received this product as a press sample. That smile on the face when you have bought something with your own money and loved it, is completely different. Plus, it wasn't expensive either. I bought mine from chemistdirect.co.uk for around £11.99 and I have to say it's worth every penny spent!


What it does is that if you have skin that's breaking out, it immediately controls the abruption and brings it back to normal. This took a little while I have to admit. At first I thought it's a gimmick and isn't going to work wonders on me. I was about to give up when after a whole damn week, my skin started glowing! Not due to natural oils, but because of its super smooth surface, free of blemishes, white heads and any other nasty clogs. Voila!

All this, only after using a pea sized amount once a day, very very stingily as I am trying to save the skinny tube which is surprisingly packed with product. The product itself is quite mediocre in texture - a fine quality, very light feeling, white serum like cream. It absorbs into the skin instantly and leave it slightly taut if you do not apply your regular moisturiser on top. I sometimes get away with using a thick moisturiser on areas that need moisture and that's it.



I personally don't like using it in the mornings or twice a day, especially because it's hardly going to work wonders if you have make-up piled on top of it or overuse it. It's my little evening treat that I highly rely on. It's surely an underrated product I have to say in the heaps of skincare 'miracles' we have floating around in the blogosphere.

I love it and if you have highly confused, partially oily-partially dry, combination/oily skin, then I urge you to try it. Have a little patience and give it time to work though is all I can advice.

Cynthia Z said...

I've been looking for this Shifs! Out of stock in Boots always. So happy to hear it works for you. Now I have to get it, coz my skin is full of spots...and now, full of hope =D

♥xx♥

BlushCrush said...

This is definitely the best review I've read of this, so you've convinced me that this could be really handy for me! X

Beauty Daze said...

I have had this about 6 months now amd whilst I use it almost daily, in the evening, I can't say it's had a huge effect. I do love it though and only really suffer from hormonal acne, so it could be that it's calming my skin and I'm not even noticing. Saying all this, I'd definitely say it's the Effaclar Duo that's calmed down a massive spot on my cheek that I'd been stupid enough to pop. So maybe I'm just a div! :)

Steph xx

Dollie Solanki said...

A few months ago, my skin was going thru the same thing. Vichy normaderm tri active came to my rescue and worked wonders. LRP also sounds fab. Does it unclog blackheads too?

Get Gawjus! said...

@Dollie - It doesn't work miraculously for stubborn blackheads on the nose but anywhere else on the face and it does unclog them.

Get Gawjus! said...

@Steph - It's amazing as you really do not notice how and when it clears the skin hence we tend to give less credit to it.

Get Gawjus! said...

@Cynthia - It's a pound or two expensive at Boots too so online chemists are your best bet here!

Get Gawjus! said...

@Blush Crush - So glad you found it helpful! It's a must have for skin emergencies.

Ruby Parmar said...

I have oily/combi skin too n I used this whole tube....It has slowed down the rate at which i had breakouts n it really help in reducing some blemishes...though not completely.I used it before hitting the bed every night.

Get Gawjus! said...

@Ruby - Glad it worked for you! I use it before bed time too :) It's not miraculous but highly effective isn't it.

Kat @ Cherries In The Snow Beauty Blog said...

I adore this product, it hasn't cleared my acne up completely as it's quite bad but it has reduced oily and a few blemishes!

Supergirl said...

Sounds great!
I am fan of La Roche Possay products, in my opinion it's a great brand!

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